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? >> reporter: hi there, wolf. i am across from the church where president obama and mrs. obama are inside sitting, not in the traditional president's pew, but in the first row, as is the vice president and his family, and i want to show you, if this bus will move behind me, you can see over here the presidential limousine, the beast. once this service is over and we are told that it will be short and sweet, the beast is standing ready to whisk president obama and mrs. obama off to the capitol. >> brianna, thank you. let's go to jessica yellin. jessica, i understand you're learning some details about what the president will say. >> reporter: one insider insisted to me, wolf, that there is no challenge to be met today, no political test, but president obama considers this speech deeply meaningful, an important opportunity, a chance to reset the political conversation, and aides concede to me, it's no easy task. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> reporter: a second inaugural, a second chance for president barack obama. he used his first address to issue a grim warning about th
is the author of young mr. obama. >> i just think about him sitting in his little office while being interviewed. he had a picture of washington on the wall. just the two of us and he walked me out to my car. now seeing him in front. i was there for the first inauguration. probably the biggest gathering in american history. >> it is one of the fastest rise as an american political history we have seen the physical changes. have you had a chance to talk with have and see how he has affected? >> the last time i sat down and interview him was an early 2004 when he was running for the senate. even then he was a one- man operation. >> one thing i learned especially with obama politicians do not care what you did for the minister did they care about what you could do for them today. >> did you get a sense that this was a man who had a vision on the white house? >> i thought he was going to become a senator. even when he was running i thought he would be a better candidate for senate. he had a white background he came from a white family. here i thought he was running the wrong race wh
need today. >> this is history. it will always be in the history books. >> reporter: mr. obama, beverly mckinney sees living proof of dr. king's dream realized. >> you as an individual have the opportunity to make a difference in this world. if you don't do that, it was all nor naught. >> reporter: a message these former southern californians say has inspired own family. their son won the presidential award for academics and a trip they hope will stay with him forever. >> i tell my son, strive for the best, maybe you could be the first hispanic. >> and christin ayers is in washington for this morning's inaugural event. >> and she joins us by the phone from the national mall where the stage is set and security is mighty tight as well. good morning, give us your impressions. you've been there i would imagine several hours so far just going through security and whatnot, right. >> reporter: that's right, we have been here for hours and security is tight. we stood in line for about 3 1/2 hours trying to get through a media entrance and were later
. they were followed by jill biden and by mrs. obama. >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady of the united states, mrs. michelle obama. >> brown: and the vice president. ♪ hail to the chief and the president himself greeted by official music (hail to the chief). and by chants from the crowd. >> obama! brown: then the ceremonies got underway. the former chair of the naacp and widow of the slain civil rights leader delivered the invocation. >> we invoke the prayers of our grandmothers who taught us to pray, "god, make me a blessing." let their spirit guide us as we claim the spirit of old. there's something within me that holds the reins. there's something within me that banishes pain. there's something within me i cannot explain, but all i know, america, there is something within. there is something within. >> brown: perhaps the most rousing moment of the day came from the brooklyn tabernacle choir singing "battle hymn of the republic." ♪ his truth is marching on ♪ marching on >> brown: and then the first oath taking as supreme court justice sonia sotomayor the first of the president'
the massacre at sandy hook elementary. but mr. obama acknowledged that the most significant reforms will not come from his office. >> as important as these steps are, they are in no way a substitute for action from members of congress. to make a real and lasting difference, congress too must act, and congress must act soon. and i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. >> suarez: for one thing, the president is asking the senate to confirm todd jones as director of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives, where he's been interim director. the a.t.f. has had no permanent head for six years. other proposals include: barring the sale of ammunition magazines with more than ten rounds and reinstating and strengthening a ban on military assault-style weapons. >> a majority of americans agree with us on this. and by the way, so did ronald reagan, one of the staunchest defenders of the second amendment, who wrote to congress in 1994 urging them-- this is ronald reagan speaking-- urging them to listen to the american public and to the law enforc
by president abraham lincoln in 1861 also use bid mr. obama in 2008. he will use a bible belonging to martin luther king junior at the inauguration. the bibles will be placed one on top of another. abc 7 coverage of the inauguration begins monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of abc's good morning america. we'll stream live from washington, d.c. on abc 7 news.com starting at 6:30 a.m. monday morning. >> thanks for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. i'm care yes lynn johnson. >> i'm larry beil. the news at 5:00 begins right now. >> thank you. san jose mother changes her story. the fake child abduction that tore at every parent's heart strings and charges she can now face. >> a bay area flu clinic from heels of the first flu-related death. >> hi there, everyone parkts of the bay area could feel more warming heading into the weekend. we'll take a look at the accu-weather forecast. >> good evening, i'm an ashley. >> breaking news tonight in the south bay. >> a san jose woman claim aid man tried to snatch her toddler admits it's a lie. wire live with late details on this. >> police say ther
and first lady dazzled onlookers as they danced athe two inaugural balls. mrs. obama wore this bold red dress by jason wu, who designed her first inaugural gown. we'll talk to him, as we mentioned, coming up shortly. earlier in the president's address, he offered glimpses of his second term agenda, promised a fight for immigration reform and gay rights and to tackle climate change. >>> algeria's prime minister is defending the deadly military raid this weekend that ended a four-day hostage crisis at a desert gas refinery. at least three americans were among the 37 hostages who died in the standoff. seven other americans survived. more than two dozen al qaeda-linked militants were also killed. algerian officials say the kidnappers included two canadian nationals. >>> strongest evidence yet that the former leader of the nation's largest catholic diocese tried to shield pedophile priests. the documents filed as part of a lawsuit indicate that retired los angeles archbishop roger mahoney discussed ways to conceal the molestation from authorities more than a decade before the abuses became p
. and they were surprised when they sang happy birthday for mrs. obama who just turned a young 49. part of the celebrations they'll be hearing for the next two days as the president prepares to meet the public tomorrow on the mall. president barack obama and vice president biden laid a wreath at arlington national cemetery in tribute to america's fallen troops. just a short time earlier, the vice president was officially sworn in. >> duties of the office of which i'm about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> reporter: later today, president barack obama fulfills the constitutional requirement to take the oath on january 20th. the public ceremony is tomorrow where 500,000 people are expected to attend. >> to be here for this historic occasion. i mean, i want to pinch myself. how great is this? >> reporter: to make sure that everyone on the national mall stays safe, thousands of troops and police officers are on patrol all trying to disrupt as little as possible. >> there's a focus on making sure that p
are that deadbeat nation. >> reporter: the problem, mr. obama said, is that congress has already spent the money. >> these are bills that have already been racked up. >> reporter: the patiented a dire picture about what it would mean for the nation for the first time ever to not make payments. >> social security checks and veterans benefits will be dried. we might not be able to pay our troops, or honor our contracts with small business owners. >> reporter: in response, republicans pointed out president obama voted against increasing the debt limit as a senator. john boehner said that the debt is endangers children's future, that the consequences of failing to increase the debt seal ceiling are real, but so also are the results of allowing our spending problem go unresolved. president obama said he is open to discussing deficit reductions, but only after congress first pay this bills that the country already owes. >> the federal government takes a larger chunk of paychecks. that's because during the fiscal cliff debate, congress allowed a temporary cut in social security taxes to expire, mean
or not america pays its bills. we are that deadbeat nation. >> reporter: the problem, mr. obama said, is that congress has already spent the money. >> these are bills that have already been racked up. >> reporter: the patiented a dire picture about what it would mean for the nation for the first time ever to not make payments. >> social security checks and veterans benefits will be dried. we might not be able to pay our troops, or honor our contracts with small business owners. >> reporter: in response, republicans pointed out president obama voted against increasing the debt limit as a senator. john boehner said that the debt is endangers children's future, that the consequences of failing to increase the debt seal ceiling are real, but so also are the results of allowing our spending problem go unresolved. president obama said he is open to discussing deficit reductions, but only after congress first pay this bills that the country already owes. >> the federal government takes a larger chunk of paychecks. that's because during the fiscal cliff debate, congress allowed a temporary
: it has an original age restriction of four. it's now been raised to 12. tomorrow mr. obama will call on congress to ban assault weapons and limit high capacity clips like those used in the deadly sandy hook school shooting and require background checks on all gun buyers. >> will all of them get through this congress, i don't know. >> the head of the nra predicts failure. >> but i would say that the likelihood is they're not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> reporter: new york lawmakers were able to pass the toughest assault weapons restriction in the nation. it was signed by governor cuomo today. president obama will be joined by school children who wrote to him following the school shooting at sandy hook elementary. reporting live tonight, heather holmes, ktvu news. >>> new at 10:00, a peaceful resolution that lasted for about five hours this evening. a s.w.a.t. team responded to an apartment in the 400 block of 20th avenue between geary and anza. neighbors had reported shots fire inside the apartment. after seeing a bullet hole in the door po
shot. >> reporter: it has an original age restriction of four. it's now been raised to 12. tomorrow mr. obama will call on congress to ban assault weapons and limit high capacity clips like those used in the deadly sandy hook school shooting and require background checks on all gun buyers. >> will all of them get through this congress, i don't know. >> the head of the nra predicts failure. >> but i would say that the likelihood is they're not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> reporter: new york lawmakers were able to pass the toughest assault weapons restriction in the nation. it was signed by governor cuomo today. president obama will be joined by school children who wrote to him following the school shooting at sandy hook elementary. reporting live tonight, heather holmes, ktvu news. >>> new at 10:00, a peaceful resolution that lasted for about five hours this evening. a s.w.a.t. team responded to an apartment in the 400 block of 20th avenue between geary and anza. neighbors had reported shots fire inside the apartment. after seeing a bullet ho
room of the white house, included the president and his family, it was a small affair. mr. obama sworn in by chief justice john roberts who used notes to avoid the repeat of the slightly bungled oath four years ago. and last night, the president was at a candlelight ceremony at the museum and here is part of his remarks at that event. >> and we're committed to the basic notion that when we put our shoulders to the wheel of history, it moves. it moves. it moves forward. >> the inaugural parade is one of the highlights of today's events, but the biggest news maker, of course, will be the inaugural address. while the white house has not yet released any excerpts from the speech, a presidential advisor gave a few hints yesterday about what will be in that address. >> he's going to talk our political system doesn't require us to resolve all of our political dispute, but common ground and he's going to make that point strongly that people here in washington need to seek common ground. >> and white house officials say today's speech will hit some broad themes and the president will outline in
about the continuation of this president's legacy and his vision for the country. >> suarez: mr. obama will actually be sworn in sunday, in private, to meet the constitutional requirement for the oath on the 20th. then, he'll take the oath in public the next day. in a way, he will become the first president since franklin d. roosevelt to take the oath of office four times. in 2009, he took the oath twice because, in a do-over, performed the day after chief justice john roberts tripped on his lines during the first inauguration. >> within a few days, the president will be walking from that part of the capitol right here, and then down these stairs. >> suarez: new york democratic senator chuck schumer is chairman of the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, which oversees all of the inaugural rituals related to the capitol. >> there's no tanks in the streets, there's no rioting or picketing or protesting. it's a beautiful thing about america that the inauguration reminds us of. with all the trouble we have, the inauguration symbolizes that the republic marches onward. >>
that was very powerful and compelling. >> ifill: mr. obama used that 18-minute address to tack toward a more overtly liberal agenda, perhaps most notable on gay rights >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> i now pronounce you married. fill: the president first announced his support of same sex marriage last may. but that reference for a first for a presidential inaugural speech. he also raised immigration reform. an issue that went unaddressed for much of his first term. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. until bright, young students and engineers are lifted in our work force rather than expelled from our country >> ifill: the president singled out climate change as well, another issue that remains largely on the back burner during his first four years in the white house. >> we will respond to the threat of climate c
and how the nra brought mr. obama's daughters into the debate. >> developing news out of algeria. americans held hostage after a terrorist attack on an oil facility. >> just saw a big ball of flame and smoke. >> what caused this fiery scene in the middle of the street during rush hour. and through monday get 3 years interest-free financing on selected models. don't miss sleep train's year end clearance sale. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ now at 6:30.. the president now at 6:30.. the president lays out an ambitious agenda to >>> i'm calling on congress to pass specific proposals right away. >> now at 6:30, the president lays out an ambitious agenda to address gun violence in america. he promises he won't back down from a fight. he is urging congress to put politics aside and act now. cbs 5 reporter grace lee tells us he is also using the power of his office to take steps on his own. >> reporter: that's right. the president has signed 23 executive directives and he put into policy everything from researching the impacts of gun violenc
's room for signing ceremony. mr. obama and dr. biden will go to the side. sergeant-at-arms and paul irving will announce and signing will begin. mike emanuel in the row taund today. to you. >> reporter: we see lawmakers coming into the capitol rotunda. the president is obviously in great spirits. this obviously is a happy day for him and his family and for the american people. this is uniquely american day. the president seemed to be in great spirits. said hello to supporters as coming through. very deliberate in his steps. definitely looked around and observed beautiful artwork here in the rotunda and made his way to very ornate room in the united states capitol, the president's room. just off the senate chambers. so. not his first time going through the process. definitely seemed to take a some moments to enjoy the view, recognizing the magnitude of this moment, shep. shepard: mike, thanks. we have a presidential historian and dean of the school of communication at hofstra university, on long island, new york. evan joins us. it thoughts briefly what we just witnessed? >> i think f
them, an assault weapons ban that is meaningful. >> reporter: but mr. obama was quick to acknowledge the political challenges ahead. >> will all of them get through this congress? i don't know. i'm confident there's some steps we can take that don't require legislation. >> reporter: meanwhile in newtown monday, a poignant reminder of the sandy hook tragedy. >> it's been one month since i lost my loved one. >> reporter: the sandy hook promise, pushing for a national dialogue about guns in america to make sure what happened in newtown doesn't happen again. >> this is a promise to truly honor the lives lost by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. >> reporter: even as official washington gets ready for the president's inauguration next week, the political climate heading into the second term feels a lot like it has at the end of the first, as the president battles with house republicans over the nation's credit card limit otherwise known as the debt ceiling. mr. obama says he's done with negotiating. >> republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsib
through mr. obama's second term agenda. the organization led by familiar faces including robert gibbs, campaign manager jim messina, david axlerod and stephanie cutter and hear that drumming up support for gun control will be the team's first project. and welcome to the program, this is what team obama does very well, campaigning, and that now the approach to governing is going to be an extension of the campaign. in what way? >> well, no what you said is exactly right. when you think about it essentially ten years ago when the president started running for the senate seat that he first held, he's been in campaigning mode for about eight of those years. the only break he took was essentially the first twoors when he focused on the senate and moved into the 2008 campaign and essentially been preparing for the 2012 campaign. so as you said, this is what they do best. they've had problems dealing with congress in terms of just the regular sort of straight, you know, negotiations in getting things there, but he's very good at campaigning and his team is very good at campaigning and figure
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consensus. republican house speaker john boehner told newly reelected president obama he wants to see obama succeed. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we are ready to be led -- not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. we want you to lead. not as a liberal or conservative, but as president of the united states of america. we want you to succeed. challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us. let's rise above the dysfunctions and to the right thing together for our country. >> there you have house speaker john boehner. >> i appreciate the sentiment, but the words at the moment, we will see what kind of truth, what kind of authenticity there is behind those words when the president, now back in washington, sits down with republicans to deal with that word i hate, sequestration. when you start dealing with these cuts on the table -- with said many times, budgets are moral documents. when they get into the weeds about these numbers and about the priorities, we will see how strong sentiment comes through. >> my spontaneous response is i believe those words, and t
president first foreign trip during the obama and mistresses second term. mr. biden will make stops in the united kingdom, germany and france. and is expect to meet with leaders of each country. >> he will also speak at the munich security conference in germany. the vice president's trip comes as europe continues to struggle with the debt crisis that the obama administration fears could affect positive economic trends here in the u.s.. >> google is setting up new headquarters in the u.k. that when all is said and done could be worth nearly $2 billion. >> the mountain view based company has purchased a 2.4 a. plot in london's king's cross king'sgppg;e plans to build a 1 million square foot, 11 story office. construction is expected to start later this year and is expected to be finished in 2016. >> amazon is taking another step to try and lessen apple scrip over on device music sales. >> the online retailer says it is launching the h t m l five mp 3 store specifically for the iphone and ipad itouch. >> amazon is offering 22 million tracks on its mobile website amazon .com/m p 3. >> w
in this process. >> you called governor romney, mr. prime minister, a good friend of israel. is barack obama a good friend of israel? >> no doubt in my mind. i was very close to president bush when he was president. we are still friends. what happens he was the best -- perhaps he was the best president from the point of view of israel ever in the history of the relations between the two countries. i don't know that what he supported in the context of a peace treaty between israel and the palestinians is different from what president obama said, so i don't understand why bush with his views was considered the best friend of israel, and he really was, but why if obama is considered by some to be hostile. i don't think he is hostile. i think he's been very friendly. he financed many of the security projects of israel at a time of deep economic crisis in the united states of america. i think that he proves that he is absolutely committed to the same principles, to the same values, and to the same policies that all presidents of america over the last at least 35 years that i can recall in my own
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